Peace family, we’ve just entered a fresh, new month. How has this year been for you so far? Where have you come from, and where are you going?
For some people, the year has gone by quickly, and for others, it’s been extremely long. There have been great things this year, and terrible things this year, but no matter what, God has still been present this year. However your year has gone, there is still time to love others well, to finish well, to rest, to begin to prepare for next year, and to focus on Christ!
This year has been a very busy and long one for me- I feel like I’ve lived three years’ worth of experiences- and it was full of things I’ve checked off my list, things I still haven’t finished, and things I was able to do that I didn’t anticipate. If you’re a go-getter like I am, it’s important to remember that as long as you have grown closer to God, then it is a successful year, even if you didn’t learn to play piano, finish a novel, or any number of various other goals (like me!)
Peace family, what do you really want to accomplish before the year ends (within reason)? Don’t give up. You can do it! Even if you don’t finish, getting it started will help you to feel better as we journey to the new year. Meanwhile, how can you spend a little extra time this month to learn what the Bible says, and to thoughtfully pray in preparation for next year? Don’t give up. You can do it! We have a full month left to 2016. Let’s make it count!